Karen Barnes Death, Obituary – On November 22, 1943, in Bremerton, Washington, Hubert and Waldeen (Dodson) Bishop became parents to their daughter Karen. They welcomed her into the world at that time. In 1961, she graduated from Palo Duro High School, and the following year, on July 22, 1961, she wed Orin Barnes in Amarillo. She went on to get her graduation from Palo Duro High School.
Throughout the 21 years that Karen worked as a legal secretary for Amarillo Land Title, she was also responsible for keeping the finances for their other business, Orin Barnes Quarter Horses. Karen held all of these roles concurrently. She was in charge of the company’s bookkeeping up until the point where she and Orin made the decision to retire from the company.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Canyon, where she went to services on a regular basis, and she was quite active in the Soaring Spirits Sunday School Class, which was a requirement for membership there. The health and happiness of Karen’s loved ones was always at the top of her list of concerns. She treasured the times when her family was all together since she had a deep love for both life and her family, and she lived for those moments.
When it came to managing the records, ordering things, and making plans, she exercised an extraordinary amount of caution. She sewed, played Pong and Solitaire in her spare time, and enjoyed doing both of those activities. Dessert was by far her favorite course. Both of Karen’s parents were gone when she was born since they had passed away before she was born. Canyon is home to Orin Barnes, who has been her husband for the past 61 years.
Her three children, Gay Burk of Plano, Kam Barnes and wife, Holly, of Austin, and Darin Barnes and wife, Brooke, also of Canyon, are among her survivors. She also leaves behind six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren: Bradley Burk and wife, Michelle, Ryan Burk and wife, Kimberly, Logan Barnes, Ellie Lord and husband, Cameron, and Lorin Barnes and Rilee Barnes.